Two years ago, Martin Kaymer was preparing to play in the Ryder Cup. Now the former world No. 1 is reportedly in search of a new caddie.
According to a report from Bunkered.co.uk, Kaymer has split with his longtime looper, Craig Connelly. The two men were together for Kaymer’s breakthrough at the 2010 PGA Championship before a short split, but Connelly was back on the bag for Kaymer’s career year in 2014 when he captured both The Players and the U.S. Open.
Kaymer, 33, is coming off a disappointing season during which he missed some time leading into the Masters because of a wrist injury. His T-2 finish at the BMW International Open in June was a rare bright spot, as the German fell from No. 72 to No. 146 in the world rankings and finished 213th in the FedExCup standings after making only 11 PGA Tour starts.
This month will be the first time that Kaymer has not been included on a European Ryder Cup squad since 2008.
According to the report, the split between Kaymer and Connelly was “completely amicable.” Kaymer has one season left on the five-year PGA Tour exemption he received for his runaway win at Pinehurst in 2014, which remains his most recent worldwide victory.